What You'll Learn
In many states, you can receive ongoing payments for trading and monetizing the renewable energy certificates your renewable project generates. Find out more by downloading our quick one-page guide.
What Are Renewable Energy Credits?
A REC represents the generation of one megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity from an eligible source of renewable energy. Each REC denotes the underlying renewable generation source, location of the generation, the year the renewable generation came online, vintage (the date the RECs were generated), and other characteristics associated with the generator. Certificate tracking systems have been established in different states and regions across the country to issue and record the exchange of RECs, making REC markets even more transparent and accessible to businesses.